New Theatre Play on Biodiversity

As a follow-up of the August workshop in preparation of a new cycle of ProCEEd's Environmental Tour 2015, the teams running the government and village bus tours needed a new theatre play related to biodiversity, one of the project's and upcoming tours' major themes. To this effect, 27 young volunteers from DEQP and PADETC engaged in a four-day intensive training on 8-11 Sept, 2015. Once again, professional actors from Lao National Theatre (LNT) guided participants through the workshop. It was the third theatre workshop of this kind implemented by LNT in cooperation with ProCEEd and with DEQP and PADETC volunteers. The other trainings had focused on co-management and forest protection, two more themes of the Environmental Tours by bus and truck that ProCEEd has been conducting since 2013.

Participants first learned about the basics of drama theory, then practiced how to stretch, warm up and prepare their voices, and finally how to present a complex issue in a funny and entertaining way. As the new play is on biodiversity, acting as animals presented a particular challenge that the amateur actors learned how to cope with. The play tells the story of a relaxed elephant and his friend, a witty squirrel, who worry about the consequences of human activities regarding the decrease of biodiversity in Laos. The story line aims at demonstrating simple cause-effect relations. As an example from the play, if people hunt too many wild cats, the population of mice will increase and eat up agricultural harvest as well as spread diseases.

The audience should learn how easily an ecosystem gets out of balance and what huge impacts human activities can have on nature. Above all, the richness and beauty of biodiversity in Laos is portrayed as something to be proud of.

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS



You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIO



You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS



At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!